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Programmes (From Primary 1 to 6)

Inquiry-based learning is our key programme designed to expose pupils to real-world happenings, deepen their understanding through using the 6-step Scientific Method in solving Science problems and develop their scientific reasoning skills. 


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Complementing the inquiry-based learning is our in-house learning approach known as RICHES created to guide pupils in making sense of Science questions and how to answer them in a systematic manner through annotating essential clues. The CER strategy complements RICHES so that pupils are able to explain scientific concepts with sound scientific reasoning skills.


STRATEGY
 RICHES CER
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Anchoring on core values at the heart of learning and the 3Ts -Trusting to Learn, Trusting My Learning and Trusting My Talent, each programme seeks to stimulate pupils’ curiosity and encourage them to embark on a journey of inquiry to discover new knowledge and make meaning in relation to their daily lives. The progression of acquiring Scientific knowledge and skills follows a step-by-step approach as outlined in the Table.


Level

Programme

Purpose

Care

(Primary 1)

Curriculum Integration
Learning Journeys

 

Canberra’s Scientist Card

(coming in Term 3)

 

 

 

To acquire basic yet essential Scientific skills in observing and comparing

 

 

To develop curiosity about their environment that they are in and learn about the biodiversity of the plants and animals by exploring the various science learning spaces in school.


Responsibility

(Primary 2)

Curriculum Integration Learning Journeys

Canberra’s Scientist Card

(coming in Term 3)

 

 

 

 

To acquire basic yet essential Scientific skills in observing and comparing

 

To develop curiosity about their environment that they are in and learn about the biodiversity of the plants and animals by exploring the various science learning spaces in school.

 

 

Self-Discipline

(Primary 3)

Every Child a Seed


Boat Making

 

Busking

 

 

Canberra’s Scientist Card

(coming in Term 3)

 

To create an awareness on the importance of plants in our environment through taking care of own potted plant

To practice decision-making in selecting the suitable materials and justifying their suitability in making the boat

To use dramatization and scientific language to act out and communicate science concepts or scientific reasoning processes.

To develop their scientific process skills such as observation, classifying and identifying and scientific reasoning skills through scientific investigations of the various science learning spaces in school such as the Learning Oasis.

Teamwork

(Primary 4)

Making An Insulated Container

 

Busking

 

 

Canberra’s Scientist Card

(coming in Term 3)

 

To make use of Scientific apparatus to carry out experiments and record results in a meaningful way

 

To use dramatization and scientific language to act out and communicate science concepts or scientific reasoning processes.

 

To develop their scientific process skills such as observation, classifying and identifying and scientific reasoning skills through scientific investigations of the various science learning spaces in school such as the Learning Oasis.

Innovation

(Primary 5)

Science Investigation

 

 

Busking

 

 

CIN Ambassador

 

Canberra’s Scientist Card

(coming in Term 2)

 

To deepen conceptual and procedural knowledge through researching on a topic of interest, making a hypothesis and designing an experiment to test the hypothesis

 

To use dramatization and scientific language to act out and communicate science concepts or scientific reasoning processes.

 

To use dramatization and scientific language to raise awareness on environmental issues.

 

To develop their scientific process skills such as observation, classifying and identifying and scientific reasoning skills through scientific investigations of the various science learning spaces in school such as the Learning Oasis.

Excellence

(Primary 6)

Reflective Questioning

To deepen metacognitive knowledge through asking probing ‘What if’ questions to challenge assumptions


Busking

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The aim of science busking is to encourage purposeful play where the use of dramatization allows the pupils to communicate science reasoning processes and concepts effectively. The programme was started in 2017 for the primary 5 pupils and it will be extended to include the primary 3 and 4 pupils.

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